Modestly attired with a heart of gold, the Peugeot 106 is a deserving little piece. Although a little dusty, you’ll still see this motor kicking about in nearly every car dealer nationwide. The embodiment of cheap and cheerful, this gadget is the ultimate student car, and in true undergrad style, a proper little bargain.
Easy and affordable, this is what your mum would call the ‘ideal little run around’. Your heart won’t pound on first sight, but we suspect you’re not buying for its graceful countenance (at least we hope not). Not exactly contemporary chic, you could say it’s getting on a bit, and the model has certainly sent eyes rolling in latter years. For the student on a budget however, we’re happy to give it a chance.
Being a product of the 90’s, we suspect your desires lie elsewhere, but fight with it as you may, you’ll never call it inadequate. A relaxed little motor, this is the classic ‘A to B’ car. Solidly built and reasonably comfortable, there’s nothing really wrong with it. Tediously dull, perhaps – tediously capable, definitely.
The 106 may be ticking along, however it will not retire this side of graduation. Prior to we add it for the fossil pile, let’s see what we can salvage. Crazily low-priced fuel and minor emissions make it wonderful on the essentials, and if you’re the kind, one of the rarer cars that will happily accommodate spoilers, side skirts and wheel trims (want our assistance? Never get em). Getting one of the ‘Aztec’ or ‘Inca’ models could make you feel a degree extra prestigious, but stay away from earlier versions when you don’t want your girlfriend to see the cassette player. If you are soon after a bit far more progress, we suggest the phase two models, whose airbags are a reassuring new feature. You will not be capable of party within the back, but in alliance together with the boot, there is ample room for about 12 bags of washing.
Whilst it really is not a highway rocket, the 1.1 litre engine nonetheless manages to chug its way up essentially the most challenging summits; a tough job when bearing ten crates of larger, and whilst nothing at all exclusive lurks beneath the bonnet, the 106 will crusade happily from bar to bar. If you’re willing to commit a bit far more money, the 120 bhp GTi is actually a definite winner, but beware on the 1.6litre engine if you are drowning in debt.
Not as trendy as you may aspire, but unless your parents can claim it on expenses, chances are you will must wait for that Subaru. For the overdraft junkies among us, we trust you are going to come across this small life-saver at just about any automobile dealers in the country, so mass hysteria can unquestionably wait. Casual and no-nonsense, this car is perfect for those who drift from lecture to beach, plus you’ll never really feel guilty about not hoovering it. Not specifically vogue material, but a pleasing sufficient package all the exact same. I guess we’ll just must wait for that double rollover.